We are behind Benton!

In the photo littersisters, Mimmi and Lisbeth
INT NORD BALT CH Multi winner Benton Walk of Fame and
INT NORD CH Multi winner Benton Winter Storm

I have been involved with dogs all my life. My first dog was p&s schnauzer. Then I got a blueroan cockerspaniel and that started the love of spaniels. My first WSS came to our home in 1980, he was an import from the UK, called Pencelli Proceed "Cymro". In 1984 I got my very own dog, he was also from the UK, INT FIN N CH NordW-86,-87 FINW-87,-88 Delkens Turul, who ended up being a top winner in the ring, the first WSS who won a group at an Int Ch show here in Finland. He sired numerous champions. My first bitch was Russethill Remembrance, from the UK. The foundation bitches of Benton are an american import FIN & EE Ch Statesmans Unbridled and FIN CH Dons Take off to Benton. I have always been interested in other Spaniel breeds as well as Retrievers. When I judged in Australia, I gave BOB, Junior in Show and later on best Retriever to a young male called Chaleur Valentino. Then I felt, that I really want one like that as well. As I cant keep many dogs at home, one thing led to another and then in 2014 Piia (now breeding under Benton prefix) and I went to pick up lovely Martha, Dewmist Duplicity after a long wait from the famous Dewmist kennels in Sweden and my dream came true, I was now a co-owner of a golden . I had the great honour to handle lovely Martha at the Golden Ring Main Championship Show in 2017 when she took BEST IN SHOW!
Many Benton WSS have won numerous high awards during the years, among others INT NORD CH MultiW Benton One More Duck took CC at Crufts in 2007 (resCC in 2006) thus becoming the first foreign WSS to win such high awards at Crufts. Benton WSS have won TOP WSS awards in numerous countries besides Finland, such as USA, Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic.

Since 1999 I am also a Championship show judge, I can give CC's in all breeds in group 8 and some in group 7. I have been trainee judge for Newfoundlands and Miniature Schnauzers, so working on those breeds now. I have judged in several countries, Scandinavia, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ireland, UK, Holland, Italy, USA and Australia. I have been honoured to give tickets in WSS in the breeds country of origin already three times and I am very much looking forward to returning to the UK and judging there again at one of their Championship Shows in 2018.

Dewmist Duplicity winning BISS under Catherine Collins and Josephine Glynn